If your videos are buffering, your games are lagging, and you sit for extremely long minutes waiting to visit a website—you may be experiencing internet throttling.
Sometimes your internet service provider (ISP) throttles your internet because you’ve reached your data cap. In other words, you exceeded your limit and must pay extra to get more speed. An ISP might also throttle your internet speed during times of high traffic or if it recognizes forbidden activity, like torrenting. (*Tsk, tsk.*)
Other times, it's just because you need a better ISP. Whatever the reason, here are some ways you can tell if bandwidth throttling is taking place and some ideas for what you can do about it.